Georgia’s song selection for Eurovision 2016 takes place on February 14, but voters in the country are already voting. Sadly we don’t have a Georgian passport or mobile phone, but we do have opinions on each of the five songs. So over the next week the Wiwi Jury — our in-house panel of music unprofessionals — will review Nika Kocharov & Young Georgian Lolitaz‘s five songs. We’re honest and uncensored, and we promise this hurts us more than it hurts you. Today we review “Pain in My heart”.
Nika Kocharov & Young Georgian Lolitaz – “Pain in my heart”
“Pain In My Heart” Reviews
Renske: “Pain in My Heart” is luckily not a pain in my ears. The dark and mysterious vibe created by playing deep guitar chords sounds amazing to me and perfectly fits with the song. But at moments, this song takes me back to PKN’s 90-seconds-long nightmare from last year.
Antranig: I really don’t like anything that this band has to offer but “Pain in My Heart” is definitely the best they have to offer. Having said that, I don’t like this song either. It’s mundane and even though the ending gets exciting, it just falls flat on its face rather than living up to the potential. I hope Georgia chooses this song but I’m not impressed either way.
Robyn: I love what Georgia is doing this year, a chance to hear a different style of music from the usual national final fare. There’s a great saucy pop hook at the heart of this song, a 1990s Britpop sound, and Nika has plenty of attitude in his delivery. The cute falsetto in the chorus reminds me of Izabo’s “Time”, the last great indie number in Eurovision. But the song ends up feeling quite repetitive – though one could argue that’s in keeping with the lyrical theme.
William: This is better than I thought it would be. They’re breaking from the modern pop-rock Eurovision is accustomed to and sending us something decidedly indie. It’s gritty and just a tad riotous — and I like the abrupt ending. The rather direct lyrics — “You left a pain in my heart, I no longer hate you” — work well with the sound.
Zakaria: I’ll only say this once, they need a stylist. Apart from that, “Pain in My Heart” is a decent song but very repetitive and plain. The song sounds rather a B-side than a lead single which would possibly represent Georgia in the biggest contest in Europe. I’d still be happy to listen to it during their promos though.
In the Georgian jury we have 14 jurors but only room for five reviews. The remaining nine scores are below!
The highest and lowest scores are dropped prior to calculating the average score. This is to remove outliers and reduce potential bias. We have removed a low of 1.5 and a high of 8.5.